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First-Year Seminars

First-year seminars are required of entering students and are offered by University College and all undergraduate schools. The seminars facilitate student transition to college by introducing key information and skills needed to succeed and by offering opportunities to connect with faculty, staff, and other students. First-year seminars are taught by an instructional team, including a faculty member who sets academic goals and is the team leader, a student mentor who serves as a role model and peer guide to the college experience, a librarian who introduces library resources and literacy information, and an academic advisor who provides information on academic policies and procedures and works with students to begin academic planning and major and career decision making. First-year seminars are typically linked with other entry-level courses to form learning communities, where faculty may collaborate in creating class assignments.

University College has sponsored extensive qualitative assessment of its first-year seminar courses, employing interviews with both faculty and students as well as quantitative investigations.

Documents

TitleYearCategory
IUPUI High-Impact Practices and RISE Assessment 2016 INAIR, Student Satisfaction and Learning, Student Learning, Student Success and Academic Performance, First-Year Seminars, Learning Communities, Themed Learning Communities, RISE/High Impact Practices
UC PRAC REPORT 2014-2015 2015 PRAC, Retention and Graduation Reports, Student Success and Academic Performance, FYE and Transitions Assessment, 21st Century Scholars, Academic and Career Development, Bepko Learning Center, First-Year Seminars, Learning Communities, New Student Orientation, Personal Development Plan, Summer Bridge, Summer Success Academy, Themed Learning Communities
First-Year Programs Program Review 2014 2014 Retention and Graduation Reports, First-Year Seminars, Learning Communities, Summer Bridge, Themed Learning Communities
PRAC Report UC 2013–2014 2014 PRAC, PUL Reports, 21st Century Scholars, Academic and Career Development, Bepko Learning Center, Externship Program, First-Year Seminars, Learning Communities, New Student Orientation, Personal Development Plan, Summer Bridge, Themed Learning Communities
UC PUL Direct Assessment 2014 2014 PULs, PUL Reports, Student Learning, Student Success and Academic Performance, First-Year Seminars
First-Year Seminar—In-Class vs. Online Comparisson Report 2013 First-Year Seminars
FYS Online Hybrid Report 2012 First-Year Seminars
FYS Qualitative Report 2011 First-Year Seminars
First-Year Seminar Report 2011 First-Year Seminars
First-Year Seminar Template 2010 First-Year Seminars